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[Quote No.51526] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[An Imagi-Native] Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought [seen and smelt, tasted and felt, sung and invented, experienced and created, etc.,] in the world [and to have it so well organised and associated in the mind that it effortlessly provides a rich, interior life, regardless of the exterior situation]." - Matthew Arnold
(1822–88) Poet and critic, born in England, UK.
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[Quote No.51553] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Skepticism is the father of freedom. It is like the pry that holds open the door for truth to slip in. ...Test all beliefs. Distrust all beliefs." - Gerry Spence
Gerry Spence is perhaps America's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently pitted against teams of lawyers thrown against him by major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial since l969. Quote from his book, 'Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom: An Owner's Manual for Life'.
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[Quote No.51560] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A story - with a message: assumptions can be wrong so healthy skepticism is wise.] 'The Woodcutter's Wisdom' (Also known as 'The Old Man and the White Horse') Once there was an old man who lived in a tiny village. Although poor, he was envied by all, for he owned a beautiful white horse. Even the king coveted his treasure. A horse like this had never been seen before - such was its splendor, its majesty, its strength. People offered fabulous prices for the steed, but the old man always refused. 'This horse is not a horse to me,' he would tell them. 'It is a person. How could you sell a person? He is a friend, not a possession. How could you sell a friend?' The man was poor and the temptation was great. But he never sold the horse. One morning he found that the horse was not in the stable. All the village came to see him. 'You old fool,' they scoffed, 'we told you that someone would steal your horse. We warned you that you would be robbed. You are so poor. How could you ever hope to protect such a valuable animal? It would have been better to have sold him. You could have gotten whatever price you wanted. No amount would have been too high. Now the horse is gone, and you've been cursed with misfortune.' The old man responded, 'Don’t speak too quickly. Say only that the horse is not in the stable. That is all we know; the rest is judgment. If I've been cursed or not, how can you know? How can you judge?' The people contested, 'Don't make us out to be fools! We may not be philosophers, but great philosophy is not needed. The simple fact that your horse is gone is a curse.' The old man spoke again. 'All I know is that the stable is empty, and the horse is gone. The rest I don't know. Whether it be a curse or a blessing, I can't say. All we can see is a fragment. Who can say what will come next?' The people of the village laughed. They thought that the man was crazy. They had always thought he was fool; if he wasn't, he would have sold the horse and lived off the money. But instead, he was a poor woodcutter, an old man still cutting firewood and dragging it out of the forest and selling it. He lived hand to mouth in the misery of poverty. Now he had proven that he was, indeed, a fool. After fifteen days, the horse returned. He hadn't been stolen; he had run away into the forest. Not only had he returned, he had brought a dozen wild horses with him. Once again the village people gathered around the woodcutter and spoke. 'Old man, you were right and we were wrong. What we thought was a curse was a blessing. Please forgive us.' The man responded, 'Once again, you go too far. Say only that the horse is back. State only that a dozen horses returned with him, but don’t judge. How do you know if this is a blessing or not? You see only a fragment. Unless you know the whole story, how can you judge? You read only one page of a book. Can you judge the whole book? You read only one word of a phrase. Can you understand the entire phrase? Life is so vast, yet you judge all of life with one page or one word. All you have is a fragment! Don’t say that this is a blessing. No one knows. I am content with what I know. I am not perturbed by what I don't.' 'Maybe the old man is right,' they said to one another. So they said little. But down deep, they knew he was wrong. They knew it was a blessing. Twelve wild horses had returned with one horse. With a little bit of work, the animals could be broken and trained and sold for much money. The old man had a son, an only son. The young man began to break the wild horses. After a few days, he fell from one of the horses and broke both legs. Once again the villagers gathered around the old man and cast their judgments. 'You were right,' they said. 'You proved you were right. The dozen horses were not a blessing. They were a curse. Your only son has broken his legs, and now in your old age you have no one to help you. Now you are poorer than ever.' The old man spoke again. 'You people are obsessed with judging. Don’t go so far. Say only that my son broke his legs. Who knows if it is a blessing or a curse? No one knows. We only have a fragment. Life comes in fragments.' It so happened that a few weeks later the country engaged in war against a neighboring country. All the young men of the village were required to join the army. Only the son of the old man was excluded, because he was injured. Once again the people gathered around the old man, crying and screaming because their sons had been taken. There was little chance that they would return. The enemy was strong, and the war would be a losing struggle. They would never see their sons again. 'You were right, old man,' they wept. 'God knows you were right. This proves it. Yours son's accident was a blessing. His legs may be broken, but at least he is with you. Our sons are gone forever.' The old man spoke again. 'It is impossible to talk with you. You always draw conclusions. No one knows. Say only this: Your sons had to go to war, and mine did not. No one knows if it is a blessing or a curse. No one is wise enough to know. Only God knows.' " - Max Lucado
He is an author, pastor and minister. 'The Woodcutter's Wisdom' is taken from 'In the Eye of the Storm' ©1991 by Max Lucado. [http://maxlucado.com/read/topical/woodcutters-wisdom-and-other-favorite-stories/ ]
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[Quote No.51564] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"On the imagi-natives.com website, you can find:

---- stories and parables by searching for the phrase 'story' and 'story - with a message:' and clicking the 'Contains the exact phrase' setting;

---- only historically true stories by searching for the phrase 'true story' and 'true story - with a message:' and clicking the 'Contains the exact phrase' setting;

---- poems by searching for the phrase 'poem:' and clicking the 'Contains the exact phrase' setting;

---- metaphors and analogies by searching for the phrase 'is like' and clicking the 'Contains the exact phrase' setting;

---- song lyrics by searching for the phrase 'song lyric' and clicking the 'Contains the exact phrase' setting;

---- Toasts by searching for the phrase 'toast' and clicking the 'Contains the exact phrase' setting;

---- saying grace by searching for the phrase 'say grace' and clicking the 'Contains the exact phrase' setting;

---- proverbs by searching for the phrase 'proverb' and clicking the 'author' setting;

---- sayings by searching for the phrase 'saying' and clicking the 'author' setting;

---- maxims by searching for the phrase 'maxim' and clicking the 'author' setting.

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[Quote No.51643] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Truth may be told in a joke too." - Hungarian Proverb

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[Quote No.51660] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Experience is the cane of the blind. " - Popular Haitian saying.

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[Quote No.51666] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[The value of skepticism: being right in the past does not mean that someone can be believed without sufficient evidence. Never forget...] Even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while." - Saying

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[Quote No.51669] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[The value of skepticism: even if a person is held in high regard in some area by some people is no reason to believe something they say without sufficient evidence. Never forget... 'In regione caecorum rex est luscus', which translated means] In the country of the blind, the one eyed man is king. " - Desiderius Erasmus
(1466 – 1536) Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam was a Dutch philosopher, humanist and theologian. Quote from, 'Adagia', (first published 1500, with numerous expanded editions through 1536), III, IV, 96.
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[Quote No.51670] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[The value of skepticism: in order to have true freedom, each person must make an assessment of the degree of faith they can have in the information they have to make their 'informed' choices, because many people will try to follow the fraudster's creed of...] If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit." - W.C. Fields

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[Quote No.51681] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Many a true word hath been spoken in jest. [In fact some of the most important but difficult things have been broached best with laughter and insightful humour, as can be seen with the work of some of the best comedians. Historically, in the courts and kingdoms, jesters and clowns served to keep the atmosphere light and people enjoying themselves but also to speak truth to power.]" - William Shakespeare
From his play, 'King Lear'.
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[Quote No.51706] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery also has its beauty. Neither do I believe that the spirit of adventure runs any risk of disappearing in our world. If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity. " - Marie Curie
the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.
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[Quote No.51718] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"He who asks a question appears a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever." - Chinese Proverb

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[Quote No.51719] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[Freedom of speech and thought allows diversity of opinion and a better search for truth:] He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views." - William Congreve

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[Quote No.51741] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The emotionally mature individual should completely accept the fact that we live in a world of probability and chance, where there are not, nor probably ever will be, any absolute certainties, and should realize that it is not at all horrible, indeed - such a probabilistic, uncertain world." - Dr. Albert Ellis
(1913-2007), Dr. Albert Ellis has been considered one of the most influential psychotherapists in history. In a survey conducted in 1982 among approximately 800 American clinical and counseling psychologists, Albert Ellis was considered even more influential in the field than Sigmund Freud. Prior to his death in 2007, 'Psychology Today' described him as the 'greatest living psychologist'. He developed in 1955, rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), the pioneering form of cognitive behavior therapy. It is a highly effective, action-oriented psychotherapy that teaches individuals to identify, challenge, and replace their self-defeating thoughts and beliefs with healthier thoughts that promote emotional well-being and goal achievement.
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[Quote No.51743] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"I think the future of [greater happiness, productivity and self-actualising potential through] psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child [the life-skills of] how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself [through their own negative, pessimistic and irrational thoughts and beliefs] and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs [through becoming more positive, optimistic and rational by, among other methods, using skepticism to challenge unsubstantiated negativity and irrationality]. " - Dr. Albert Ellis
(1913-2007), Dr. Albert Ellis has been considered one of the most influential psychotherapists in history. In a survey conducted in 1982 among approximately 800 American clinical and counseling psychologists, Albert Ellis was considered even more influential in the field than Sigmund Freud. Prior to his death in 2007, 'Psychology Today' described him as the 'greatest living psychologist'. He developed in 1955, rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), the pioneering form of cognitive behavior therapy. It is a highly effective, action-oriented psychotherapy that teaches individuals to identify, challenge, and replace their self-defeating thoughts and beliefs with healthier thoughts that promote emotional well-being and goal achievement.
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[Quote No.51747] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[Skepticism is helpful:] If something is irrational, that means it won't work. It's usually unrealistic. ...[While] Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world. " - Dr. Albert Ellis
(1913-2007), Dr. Albert Ellis has been considered one of the most influential psychotherapists in history. In a survey conducted in 1982 among approximately 800 American clinical and counseling psychologists, Albert Ellis was considered even more influential in the field than Sigmund Freud. Prior to his death in 2007, 'Psychology Today' described him as the 'greatest living psychologist'. He developed in 1955, rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), the pioneering form of cognitive behavior therapy. It is a highly effective, action-oriented psychotherapy that teaches individuals to identify, challenge, and replace their self-defeating thoughts and beliefs with healthier thoughts that promote emotional well-being and goal achievement.
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[Quote No.51753] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open." - Thomas Dewar
Scottish businessman
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[Quote No.51757] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The message is that there are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know." - Donald Rumsfeld

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[Quote No.51760] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Laws for the liberal education of the youth, especially of the lower class of the people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant!" - John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President. Source: 'John Adams, Thoughts on Government', 1776.
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[Quote No.51761] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties!" - James Monroe
(1758-1831), 5th US President. Source: First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1817.
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[Quote No.51763] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"A teacher is never a giver of truth -- he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst." - Bruce Lee
(1940-1973) [Lee Jun-fan] Hong Kong American martial artist, actor, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.
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"It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people." - Giordano Bruno
(1548-1699) Source: On Shadows of Ideas.
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[Quote No.51784] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"As long as you live, keep learning how to live." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - A.D. 65) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist
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[Quote No.51796] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Nurture your mind with great thoughts..." - Benjamin Disraeli

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[Quote No.51816] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles." - Abigail Van Buren

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[Quote No.51834] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"In a world in which we are exposed to more information, more options, more philosophies, more perspectives than ever before in our history, in which we must choose the values by which we will live our life (rather than unquestioningly follow some tradition for no better reason than that our parents did), we need to be willing to stand on our own judgment and trust our own intelligence-to look at the world through our own eyes-to chart our life-course and think through how to achieve the future we want-to commit ourselves to continuous questioning and learning-to be, in a word, self-responsible." - Nathaniel Branden

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[Quote No.51863] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself. " - Lewis Mumford

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[Quote No.51875] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"It is a trite but true observation that examples work more forcibly on the mind than precepts. " - Henry Fielding

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[Quote No.51883] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Example, n. Eloquence in action." - Dr. Mardy Grothe

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[Quote No.51923] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A story - with a message about the need for skepticism, careful investigation, questioning and evidence before making decisions and judgements lest silly or tragic mistakes are made:] Death of a Hero - The accompanying illustration tells a story my mother told me as a youngster. Don't be hasty, especially when angry. Weigh things carefully before you strike. When your blood pressure gets up, count ten. 'School Thy Feelings, Oh, My Brother' is one of the best bits of advice ever given. Beware of mistakes made in taking too seriously circumstantial evidence. Think before you act. Don't forget that truth is very often stranger than fiction. This trapper's wife was brought to the Alaska wilderness. She was cut down by death. Their child was about two years old. To go out in the woods in the course of this trapping, the trapper had sometimes left the child for a few hours in the care of their faithful dog. On such an absence one afternoon a terrible blizzard came up. The storm was so terrible that he had to take refuge in a hollow tree to save his life. At daybreak he rushed to his cabin. The door was open. His dog who looked at him from the corner of his eyes was covered with blood. The father's blood froze in his veins. Just one thing had happened ~ his dog had turned wolf and had killed his child. He reached for the ax and in a moment the same was buried into the skull of his trusted animal. Like a maniac he scanned the scene. In hopeless desperation he uncovered the gruesome remnants of his cabin. Tipper over, the cracked furniture was telling a story of a battle that had taken place here an hour before. A faint cry came from under the bed. Again his heart seemed paralyzed. There he found his offspring safe and sound. Just a moment of pause to cuddle his dear on in his arms and he was to determine whence the blood on his dog came. The answer came just a second later. The sad riddle was solved. In a remote corner, there it was ~ a dead wolf, his huge mouth showing fangs intended for the baby which his faithful dog had saved. Just a moment of caution and he could have held both his child and his hero dog in his arms. Remorse took over instead." - Marvin O. Ashton
This story is found in the book, 'Aspiring to Greatness'. The story is similar to the famous poem, 'Beth Gelert, or the Grave of the Greyhound' by the English poet, William Robert Spencer (1770–1834).
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[Quote No.51931] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A story - with a message about the need for skepticism, careful investigation, questioning and evidence before making decisions and judgements, especially when angry or frustrated, lest silly or tragic mistakes are made:] - Genghis Khan and His Hawk - One morning Genghis Khan, the great king and warrior, rode out into the woods to have a day's sport. Many of his friends were with him. They rode out gayly, carrying their bows and arrows. Behind them came the servants with the hounds. It was a merry hunting party. The woods rang with their shouts and laughter. They expected to carry much game home in the evening. On the king's wrist sat his favorite hawk, for in those days hawks were trained to hunt. At a word from their masters they would fly high up into the air, and look around for prey. If they chanced to see a deer or a rabbit, they would swoop down upon it swift as any arrow. All day long Genghis Khan and his huntsmen rode through the woods. But they did not find as much game as they expected. Toward evening they started for home. The king had often ridden through the woods, and he knew all the paths. So while the rest of the party took the nearest way, he went by a longer road through a valley between two mountains. The day had been warm, and the king was very thirsty. His pet hawk left his wrist and flew away. It would be sure to find its way home. The king rode slowly along. He had once seen a spring of clear water near this pathway. If he could only find it now! But the hot days of summer had dried up all the mountain brooks. At last, to his joy, he saw some water trickling down over the edge of a rock. He knew that there was a spring farther up. In the wet season, a swift stream of water always poured down here; but now it came only one drop at a time. The king leaped from his horse. He took a little silver cup from his hunting bag. He held it so as to catch the slowly falling drops. It took a long time to fill the cup; and the king was so thirsty that he could hardly wait. At last it was nearly full. He put the cup to his lips, and was about to drink. All at once there was a whirring sound in the air, and the cup was knocked from his hands. The water was all spilled upon the ground. The king looked up to see who had done this thing. It was his pet hawk. The hawk flew back and forth a few times, and then alighted among the rocks by the spring. The king picked up the cup, and again held it to catch the trickling drops. This time he did not wait so long. When the cup was half full, he lifted it toward his mouth. But before it had touched his lips, the hawk swooped down again, and knocked it from his hands. And now the king began to grow angry. He tried again, and for the third time the hawk kept him from drinking. The king was now very angry indeed. 'How do you dare to act so?' he cried. 'If I had you in my hands, I would wring your neck!' Then he filled his cup again. But before he tried to drink, he drew his sword. 'Now, Sir Hawk,' he said, 'that is the last time.' He had hardly spoken before the hawk swooped down and knocked the cup from his hand. But the king was looking for this. With a quick sweep of the sword he struck the bird as it passed. The next moment the poor hawk lay bleeding and dying at its master's feet. 'That is what you get for your pains,' said Genghis Khan. But when he looked for his cup, he found that it had fallen between two rocks, where he could not reach it. 'At any rate, I will have a drink from that spring,' he said to himself. With that he began to climb the steep bank to the place from which the water trickled. It was hard work, and the higher he climbed, the thirstier he became. At last he reached the place. There indeed was a pool of water; but what was that lying in the pool, and almost filling it? It was a huge, dead snake of the most poisonous kind. The king stopped. He forgot his thirst. He thought only of the poor dead bird lying on the ground below him. 'The hawk saved my life!' he cried, 'and how did I repay him? He was my best friend, and I have killed him.' He clambered down the bank. He took the bird up gently, and laid it in his hunting bag. Then he mounted his horse and rode swiftly home. He said to himself, 'I have learned a sad lesson today, and that is, never to do anything in anger.' " - James Baldwin
'The Book of Virtues'
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"The lesson I've learned the most often in life is that you're always going to know more in the future than you know now." - Taylor Swift
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"[A true story - with a message about learning and preparation:] - Training for the Presidency - 'I meant to take good care of your book, Mr. Crawford,' said the boy, 'but I've damaged it a good deal without intending to, and now I want to make it right with you. What shall I do to make it good?' 'Why, what happened to it, Abe?' asked the rich farmer, as he took the copy of Weems's 'Life of Washington' which he had lent young Lincoln, and looked at the stained leaves and warped binding. 'It looks as if it had been out through all last night's storm. How came you to forget, and leave it out to soak?' 'It was this way, Mr. Crawford,' replied Abe. 'I sat up late to read it, and when I went to bed, I put it away carefully in my bookcase, as I call it, a little opening between two logs in the wall of our cabin. I dreamed about General Washington all night. When I woke up I took it out to read a page or two before I did the chores, and you can't imagine how I felt when I found it in this shape. It seems that the mud-daubing had got out of the weather side of that crack, and the rain must have dripped on it three or four hours before I took it out. I'm sorry, Mr. Crawford, and want to fix it up with you, if you can tell me how, for I have not got money to pay for it.' 'Well,' said Mr. Crawford, 'come and shuck corn three days, and the book 's yours.' Had Mr. Crawford told young Abraham Lincoln that he had fallen heir to a fortune the boy could hardly have felt more elated. Shuck corn only three days, and earn the book that told all about his greatest hero! 'I don't intend to shuck corn, split rails, and the like always,' he told Mrs. Crawford, after he had read the volume. 'I'm going to fit myself for a profession.' 'Why, what do you want to be, now?' asked Mrs. Crawford in surprise. 'Oh, I'll be President!' said Abe with a smile. 'You'd make a pretty President with all your tricks and jokes, now, wouldn't you?' said the farmer's wife. 'Oh, I'll study and get ready,' replied the boy, 'and then maybe the chance will come.' " - Orison Swett Marden
'Good Stories for Great Holidays'
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[Quote No.51971] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A story - with a message about not dwelling on past mistakes but rather spending your time focusing on what you learnt and how that has made you better and more able to make the most of all the opportunities coming to you in the future:] - Arthur Gordon is a favorite writer of mine. Once he came to New York to interview Dr. Blanton, a co-founder of the American Foundation for Religion and Psychiatry. Mr. Gordon sat in a restaurant waiting for the esteemed psychiatrist to arrive. As he waited, his mind went back over his life. By the time Mr. Blanton arrived, Mr. Gordon was sitting there with a frown and a very sad look on his face. 'What's the matter, Arthur?' 'Oh,' the writer replied, 'I've just been sitting here thinking about all the 'if's in my life.' Dr. Blanton suggested, 'Let's drive over to my office after lunch; I want you to hear something.' Later in his office, Dr. Blanton put on a tape and said, 'I'm going to let you listen to three different people; they're all patients of mine and they are mentally ill. Listen carefully.' For one hour the great author listened. When the tape was finished , Dr. Blanton asked, 'Tell me what single trait all these people had in common.' Arthur Gordon thought a moment and then answered, 'I can't think of anything.' 'Then I'll tell you,' the psychiatrist said. 'All of them kept repeating the phrase, 'If only...if only...if only.' These words cause mental sickness. They are like poison. These people must learn to say, 'Next time...next time...next time.' These words point to the future, to a new day, to healing and health!' [Arthur Gordon, later in a book called 'A Touch of Wonder' he wrote, 'The trouble with 'if only' is that it doesn't change anything. It keeps the person facing the wrong way – backward instead of forward. It wastes time. ...You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. Failure is a teacher – a harsh one, perhaps, but the best. You say you have a desk full of rejected manuscripts? That's great! Every one of those manuscripts was rejected for a reason. Have you pulled them to pieces looking for that reason? You've got to put failure to work for you. That's where you'll find success. On the far side of failure.']" - Unknown
Arthur Gordon (1912-2002) wrote 'A Touch of Wonder' and 'Through Many Windows' as well as many essays and magazine articles.
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"[A true story - with a message about seeking and accepting constructive criticism, learning from it and persisting with the things that are important to you.] - Unpolished Diamond - How a person reacts to criticism often means the difference between success and failure. Take the case of Ole Bull, the famous Norwegian violinist of the past century. His practical father, a chemist, sent him to the University of Christiania to study for the ministry and forbade him to play his beloved violin. He promptly flunked out and, defying his father, devoted all his time and energy to the violin. Unfortunately, though he had great ability, his teachers were relatively unskilled, so that by the time he was ready to start his concert tour he wasn't prepared. In Italy a Milan newspaper critic wrote: 'He is an untrained musician. If he be a diamond, he is certainly in the rough and unpolished.' There were two ways Ole Bull could have reacted to that criticism. He could have let it make him angry, or he could learn from it. Fortunately he chose the latter. He went to the newspaper office and asked to see the critic. The astounded editor introduced him. Ole spent the evening with the 70-year-old critic, asked about his faults, and sought the older man's advice on how to correct them. Then he canceled the rest of his tour, returned home, and spent the next six months studying under really able teachers. He practiced hours upon hours to overcome his faults. Finally, he returned to his concerts and, when only 26, became the sensation of Europe." - Unknown
Ole Bornemann Bull (5 February 1810 – 17 August 1880) was a Norwegian violinist and composer.
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[Quote No.52035] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A story - with a message about the damage we continue doing to ourselves if we don't forgive ourselves for not knowing enough to protect ourselves from others' bad behavior.] - Are Your Potatoes Heavy? - A teacher once told each of her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to school. Then, for every person who had hurt them and they had not learnt to protect themselves from that person or people like them doing it again, she got them to chose a potato, write that person's name on it and date it for the day they hurt them, and put it in the plastic bag. Very quickly some of their bags became quite heavy. They were then told to carry the bag with the potatoes, representing their unresolved and therefore potential future repeat problems, everywhere for one week, putting it beside their bed at night, on the car seat when driving, next to their desk at work. The hassle of lugging this around with them made it clear what a weight they were carrying emotionally, and how they had to pay attention to it all the time. Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated to a nasty, smelly slime. This was a great metaphor for the price we pay for keeping alive our pain from others' selfish acts and our fear we may allow them to do it to us again! Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the other person, when learning and then forgiving our past selves - for our ignorance that allowed others to hurt us clearly - should be something we give to ourselves as we become wiser with our social life-skills including how we choose and treat our associates so that our fears and future burdens are not multiplied." - Unknown

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[Quote No.52055] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul, Wisdom is better than silver or gold." - Bob Marley
From the lyrics of his song 'Zion Train'.
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[Quote No.52101] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A story - with a message about true maturity!] - Greatness - 'The trouble with the world,' said the Master with a sigh, 'is that human beings refuse to grow up.' 'When can a person be said to have grown up?' asked a disciple. 'On the day he does not need to be lied to about anything.' " - Anthony de Mello, SJ
'One Minute Wisdom'
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"[A true story - with a message about the value of education.] - The Magic Pebbles - ‘Why do we have to learn all of this dumb stuff?’ Of all the complaints and questions I have heard from my students during my years in the classroom, this was the one most frequently uttered. I would answer it by recounting the following legend. One night a group of nomads were preparing to retire for the evening when suddenly they were surrounded by a great light. They knew they were in the presence of a celestial being. With great anticipation, they awaited a heavenly message of great importance that they knew must be especially for them. Finally, the voice spoke, ‘Gather as many pebbles as you can. Put them in your saddle bags. Travel a day's journey and tomorrow night will find you glad and it will find you sad.’ After having departed, the nomads shared their disappointment and anger with each other. They had expected the revelation of a great universal truth that would enable them to create wealth, health and purpose for the world. But instead they were given a menial task that made no sense to them at all. However, the memory of the brilliance of their visitor caused each one to pick up a few pebbles and deposit them in their saddle bags while voicing their displeasure. They traveled a day's journey and that night while making camp, they reached into their saddle bags and discovered every pebble they had gathered had become a diamond. They were glad they had diamonds. They were sad they had not gathered more pebbles. It was an experience I had with a student, I shall call Alan, early in my teaching career that illustrated the truth of that legend to me. When Alan was in the eighth grade, he majored in ‘trouble’ with a minor in ‘suspensions.’ He had studied how to be a bully and was getting his master's in ‘thievery.’ Every day I had my students memorize a quotation from a great thinker. As I called roll, I would begin a quotation. To be counted present, the student would be expected to finish the thought. ‘Alice Adams - 'There is no failure except ...'‘ ‘'In no longer trying.' I'm present, Mr. Schlatter.’ So, by the end of the year, my young charges would have memorized 150 great thoughts. ‘Think you can, think you can't - either way you're right!’ ‘A cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.’ And, of course, Napoleon Hill's ‘If you can conceive it, and believe it, you can achieve it.’ No one complained about this daily routine more than Alan - right up to the day he was expelled and I lost touch with him for five years. Then one day, he called. He was in a special program at one of the neighboring colleges and had just finished parole. He told me that after being sent to juvenile hall and finally being shipped off to the California Youth Authority for his antics, he had become so disgusted with himself that he had taken a razor blade and cut his wrists. He said, ‘You know what, Mr. Schlatter, as I lay there with my life running out of my body, I suddenly remembered that dumb quote you made me write 20 times one day. 'There is no failure except in no longer trying.' Then it suddenly made sense to me. As long as I was alive, I wasn't a failure, but if I allowed myself to die, I would most certainly die a failure. So with my remaining strength, I called for help and started a new life.’ At the time he had heard the quotation, it was a pebble. When he needed guidance in a moment of crisis, it had become a diamond. And so it is to you I say, gather all the pebbles you can, and you can count on a future filled with diamonds." - John W. Schlatter
'A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul'
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[Quote No.52170] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"If I can learn from my yesterdays and apply those lessons today, then my tomorrows will be better. [If I can learn from my past and apply those lessons in the present, then my future will be better.] " - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.52178] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A story - with a message about the value of wisdom.] - Wisdom, Success, Wealth, Love and Happiness - A woman came out of her house and saw 5 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said ‘I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.’ ‘Is the man of the house home?’, they asked. 'No’, she said ‘He's out.’ ‘Then we cannot come in,’ they replied. In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. ‘Go tell them I am home and invite them in!’ The woman went out and invited the men in. ‘We do not go into a House together’ they replied. ‘Why is that?’ she wanted to know. One of the old men explained: ‘His name is Success,’ he said pointing to one of his friends, and then he pointed to each of the others in turn introducing them as Wealth, Love and Happiness.' Lastly he introduced himself, 'I am Wisdom.’ Then he added, ‘Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.’ The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. ‘How nice!,’ he said. ‘Since that is the case, let us invite Success or better yet, Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!’ His wife disagreed. ‘My dear, why don't we invite Love or Happiness?’ Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: ‘Would it not be better to invite Wisdom? Our home will then be filled with Wisdom!’ ‘Let us hear our daughter-in-law's advice,’ said the husband to his wife. ‘Go out and invite Wisdom to be our guest.’ The woman went out and asked the 5 old men, ‘Which one of you is Wisdom? Please come in and be our guest.’ Wisdom got up and started walking toward the house. The other 4 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Success, Wealth, Love and Happiness: ‘I only invited Wisdom, Why are you coming in?’ The old men replied together: ‘If you had invited any of the others, the rest of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Wisdom, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Wisdom, there is also Success, Wealth, Love and Happiness!!’ " - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.52217] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[Poem:]

'Sermons We See'

I'd rather see a sermon,
Than hear one any day;
I'd rather one should walk with me,
Than merely tell the way.

The eye's a better pupil,
And more willing than the ear,
Fine counsel is confusing,
But example's always clear.

And the best of all the preachers,
Are the men who live their creeds,
For to see good put into action,
Is what everybody needs.

When I see a deed of kindness,
I am eager to be kind.
When a weaker brother stumbles,
And a strong man stands behind;

Just to see if he can help him,
Then the wish grows strong in me,
To become as big and thoughtful,
As I know that friend to be.

And all travelers can witness that,
The best of guides today,
Is not the one who tells them,
But the one who shows the way!

" - Edgar Albert Guest

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[Quote No.52258] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A true story - with a message about the power of imagination and practice.] - 18 Holes in His Mind - Major James Nesmeth had a dream of improving his golf game - and he developed a unique method of achieving his goal. Until he devised this method, he was just your average weekend golfer, shooting in mid- to low-nineties. Then, for seven years, he completely quit the game. Never touched a club. Never set foot on a fairway. Ironically, it was during this seven-year break from the game that Major Nesmeth came up with his amazingly effective technique for improving his game - a technique we can all learn from. In fact, the first time he set foot on a golf course after his hiatus from the game, he shot an astonishing 74! He had cut 20 strokes off his average without having swung a golf club in seven years! Unbelievable. Not only that, but his physical condition had actually deteriorated during those seven years. What was Major Nesmeth's secret? Visualization. You see, Major Nesmeth had spent those seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. During those seven years, he was imprisoned in a cage that was approximately four and one-half feet high and five feet long. During almost the entire time he was imprisoned, he saw no one, talked to no one and experienced no physical activity. During the first few months he did virtually nothing but hope and pray for his release. Then he realized he had to find some way to occupy his mind or he would lose his sanity and probably his life. That's when he learned to visualize. In his mind, he selected his favorite golf course and started playing golf. Every day, he played a full 18 holes at the imaginary country club of his dreams. He experienced everything to the last detail. He saw himself dressed in his golfing clothes. He smelled the fragrance of the trees and the freshly trimmed grass. He experienced different weather conditions - windy spring days, overcast winter days, and sunny summer mornings. In his imagination, every detail of the tee, the individual blades of grass, the trees, the singing birds, the scampering squirrels and the lay of the course became totally real. He felt the grip of the club in his hands. He instructed himself as he practiced smoothing out his down-swing and the follow-through on his shot. Then he watched the ball arc down the exact center of the fairway, bounce a couple of times and roll to the exact spot he had selected, all in his mind. In the real world, he was in no hurry. He had no place to go. So in his mind he took every step on his way to the ball, just as if he were physically on the course. It took him just as long in imaginary time to play 18 holes as it would have taken in reality. Not a detail was omitted. Not once did he ever miss a shot, never a hook or a slice, never a missed putt. Seven days a week. Four hours a day. Eighteen holes. Seven years. Twenty strokes off. Shot a 74." - Unknown
'A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul'
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[Quote No.52265] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A true story - with a message about the power of imagination and practice.] - Imaging [Imagining and Visualizing] - Do your believe our imagination has much to do with success? Arnold Schwarzenegger won the [body-building] title of Mr. Universe seven times. But he didn't keep his title by only pumping iron. As part of his workout routine, he would frequently go into the corner of the gym and visualize himself winning the title again. [He later went on to also become very successful in business, film acting and American politics.] Jack Nicklaus, the great professional golfer, explained his imaging technique. He said ‘First I 'see' the ball where I want it to finish - nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I 'see' the ball going there; its path, trajectory and shape, even its behavior on the landing. Then,’ says Nicklaus, ‘there's sort of a fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality.’ I recall hearing the story of a prisoner of war [Major James Nesmeth] who spent his years of solitary confinement playing golf - on the course of his mind. When he was released and returned to California, one of his first desires was to head for the nearest golfing facility. He was totally shocked at how his game had improved. Without question, his imagination had greatly enhanced his physical skills. Today, practice ‘seeing’ yourself winning." - Neil Eskelin

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[Quote No.52268] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A true story - with a message about the power of imagination and practice.] - Mind's Eye - In his book, ‘Psycho-Cybernetics,’ Dr. Maxwell Maltz tells of an experiment that showed how mental practice can actually improve our skills. The test involved the ability to sink basketball free throws. Maltz says that ‘One group of students actually practiced throwing the ball every day for twenty days.’ Their efforts were recorded on the first and last day. A second group, that was also tested on the first and last day, engaged in no sort of practice between their tests. A third group was scored on the first day, then spent 20 minutes every day ‘imagining’ that they were throwing the ball at the basket. When they missed, they would imagine that they corrected their aim accordingly. The final results showed that the first group (which practiced 20 minutes a day) improved their scoring ability by 24 percent. The second group (with no practice) showed no improvement. The third group (who practiced only in their mind) improved in scoring by 23 percent. Changing your mind's eye will have a positive effect on your physical eye." - Neil Eskelin

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"[Freedom of thought, speech, expression, press and censorship:] I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned." - Richard Feynman
physicist
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"I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in." - Robert Louis Stevenson

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[Quote No.52383] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A story - with a message about the value of wisdom.] - Sleepwalking - The Master's expansive mood emboldened his disciples to say, ‘Tell us what you got from Enlightenment. Did you become divine?’ ‘No.’ ‘Did you become a saint?’ ‘No.’ ‘Then what did you become?’ ‘Awake.’" - Anthony de Mello, SJ
'One Minute Wisdom'
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"[A story - with a message about true intellectual honesty with oneself and others.] - Wisdom - It always pleased the Master to hear people recognize their ignorance. ‘Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance,’ he claimed. [It is important to being individually wise to know and acknowledge what you do not know for certain; what you have doubt and scepticism about.] When asked for an explanation, he said, ‘When you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today.’" - Anthony de Mello, SJ
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[Quote No.52399] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[Poem: about the real meaning of failure.]

Failure does not mean I'm a failure;
It does mean I have not yet succeeded.

Failure does not mean I have accomplished nothing;
It does mean I have learned something.

Failure does not mean I have been a fool;
It does mean I had enough faith to experiment.

Failure does not mean I have disgraced;
It does mean I have dared to try.

Failure does not mean I don't have it;
It does mean I have something to do in a different way.

Failure does not mean I am inferior;
It does mean I am not perfect.

Failure does not mean I have wasted my life;
It does mean that I have an excuse to start over.

Failure does not mean that I should give up;
It does mean that I should try harder.

Failure does not mean that I will never make it;
It does mean that I need more practice.

" - Unknown

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No Punches, Kicks, Chokes, Pressure Points or Weapons Used
Based on Shaolin Chin-Na Seize and Control Methods
Comprehensively Covers Over 130 Types of Attack
Lavishly Illustrated With Over 1300 illustrations
Accredited Training for Australian Security Qualifications
National Quality Council Approved